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Friday, October 28, 2016

100 Greatest Rock Guitar Solos

The dramatic, amplified electric guitar solo has become a characteristic part of rock music. Guitar solos are a defining feature of the rock genre of heavy metal, in which most songs feature a solo. Metal solos often showcase the virtuosity of the guitarists, especially in metal styles that use shred guitar techniques for rapid playing of scales and arpeggios. Since the 1960s, electric guitarists have often altered the timbre of their guitar adding electronic guitar effects such as reverb, distortion, delay, and chorus to make the sound fuller and add harmonic overtones. Other effects used in solos include the wah pedal and the talk box.
Rock bands often have two guitarists, designated "lead" and "rhythm", with the “lead” player performing the solos and instrumental melody lines while the "rhythm" player accompanies with chords or riffs (there are some cases where the two guitarists will share the lead role). Most examples of rock music are based around songs in traditional forms. The main formal features are verses, choruses, and bridges. The guitar solo is usually the most significant instrumental section of a mainstream rock song. In other rock-related genres, such as pop and dance music, the synthesizer usually plays this role.

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  1. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
  2. Van Halen - Eruption
  3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
  4. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
  5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along the Watchtower
  6. Guns N' Roses - November Rain
  7. Metallica - One
  8. Eagles - Hotel California
  9. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
  10. Cream - Crossroads
  11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile
  12. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
  13. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
  14. Derek And The Dominoes - Layla
  15. Pantera - Floods
  16. Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker
  17. Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover
  18. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Wing
  19. Deep Purple - Highway Star
  20. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  21. Pink Floyd - Time
  22. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
  23. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade
  24. Metallica - Fade to Black
  25. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
  26. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
  27. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
  28. Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
  29. Steve Vai - For the Love of God
  30. Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
  31. Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
  32. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Machine Gun
  33. B.B. King - The Trill is Gone
  34. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
  35. Pantera - Cemetery Gates
  36. Yngwie Malmsteen - Black Star
  37. Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
  38. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
  39. Neil Young - Cortez the Killer
  40. Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Years
  41. Queen - Brighton Rock
  42. The Beatles - While my Guitar Gently Weeps
  43. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
  44. Pearl Jam - Alive
  45. The Doors - Light my Fire
  46. Van Halen - Hot for Teacher
  47. The Allman Brothers Band - Jessica
  48. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
  49. Santana - Europa
  50. Kiss - Shock Me
  51. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  52. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Star Spangled Banner
  53. Led Zeppelin - Since I've been Loving You
  54. The Smashing Pumpkins - Geek U.S.A.
  55. Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie
  56. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
  57. Pantera - Walk
  58. Eric Clapton - Cocaine
  59. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
  60. Frank Zappa - Black Napkins
  61. Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
  62. Pink Floyd - Money
  63. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
  64. Prince - Little Red Corvette
  65. Nirvana - In Bloom
  66. The Allman Brothers Band - Blue Sky
  67. Michael Jackson - Beat It
  68. Yes - Starship Trooper
  69. The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing
  70. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
  71. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
  72. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
  73. Phish - Stash
  74. Deep Purple - Lazy
  75. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
  76. Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
  77. Alice in Chains - Man in the Box
  78. Grateful Dead - Truckin'
  79. Van Halen - Mean Street
  80. AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
  81. Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
  82. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man
  83. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Scuttle Buttin'
  84. Sublime - Santeria
  85. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
  86. The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post
  87. Living Colour - Cult of Personality
  88. Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
  89. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
  90. Eric Clapton - Let it Rain
  91. Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  92. Stray Cats - Stay Cat Strut
  93. The Doors - The End
  94. Rush - Working Man
  95. Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
  96. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
  97. The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
  98. Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon
  99. Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended as Lovers
  100. Janes Addiction - Three Days